WSU College of Education Center for School Health and Building Health Communities invites Michigan Schools to apply for Statewide Program to Improve Health and Prevent Childhood Obesity

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We invite all Michigan schools, grades K-12, to apply for the 2016-2017 Building Healthy Communities.
Building Healthy Communities is a school-wide initiative that works with schools and their communities to teach kids healthy habits and prevent childhood obesity. The program has reached more than 180,000 students in more than 390 Michigan schools since its inception in 2009.
Elementary School Program: a comprehensive model designed for elementary schools where multiple healthy eating and physical activity opportunities and education are embedded throughout the school environment.

Please go to to review the detailed program descriptions in each Request for Applications and eligibility information.  Information on how to access informational webinars/conference calls and online applications is also provided.
Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Team Nutrition, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University Center for School Health and Action for Healthy Kids are working together to improve student health and transform school environments through Building Healthy Communities.

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